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we're live in san jose where a fire breaks out a medical marijuana dispensary. what firefighters found to make them think this could have been intentionally set. >> a hit-and-run driver causing a big problem in san francisco right now. the damage left behind is keeping part of soma in the dark. upsetting tweets left behind by a missing petaluma teen, what law enforcement and her mother have to say about them. today's weather looks all right, now it appears a change for the weekend weather. complete bay area news
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coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning, thank you for joining us on this friday morning. january 4th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check weather, traffic, steve's right there. >> still cold you need a coat but not as cold as the past couple of mornings. 30s are cold. but 27s and 28s yesterday. that's not the case today. patchy fog out there. mostly sunny to partly sunny. it looks like a change for the weekend. we'll get to that in 7 minutes. good morning if you're driving on highway 24 between walnut creek and oakland, so far so good. also this morning we're looking at northbound 101 in san francisco. that looks good approaching the 80 split. let's go back to the desk. we're following developing news out of san jose where a fire started at a cannibus club. janine de la vega was the first reporter of the scene, what can you tell us about the
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investigation at this point. >> reporter: the fire is out and it was relatively small but firefighters think this could have been intentionally set. now, an employee told me that the security company that monitors this cannibu called and said the motion detectors in the building had gone off and a fire had broken out. firefighters were called to the phc club on sanker road this morning at 4:20 and saw flames in the building. a side window was broken when they arrived. firefighters had to force entry to the building to get inside and fight the fire. the sprinkler system was triggered which helped keep it small and it was knocked down in about 20 minutes. >> there was potentially a broken window. we have an odor of gasoline, and then the concerns that it's a commercial building here at 4:00 in the morning to have a fire in the commercial building unoccupied is a concern. >> reporter: again, there is no cause yet on how this fire started and that's why they want arson investigators to
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come by and look into this because it was unoccupied because they smelled gasoline, and again, that window was broken. now, if it is determined that it is definitely suspicious and an arsonist is responsible, they are going to look in to see if this medical marijuana dispensary was actually targeted or not. now, i was told by the employee that they do not grow marijuana in the building and none of the product appears to have been damaged. there's water still standing in the building. the club has been here they say about three years and the manager tells me that this is very upsetting that this happened and of course they want answers. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. time now 6:036789 happening right now -- 6:03, a hundred pg&e customers have no power after a crash in san francisco. a crash happened at a caltrain employee parking lot at 5th 5th and townsend about 2:00 this morning. we're out there live right now.
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you can see what we're seeing. pg&e crews are there and say it is going to take several hours before they get a generator there to get some of the power back. this all started when a chp officer tried to pull a driver over but the driver would not stop. that driver then crashed into the pole and ran away from the scene. as of right now, caltrain says its service is not affected. all of its trains are running normally. we continue our coverage now of a petaluma teenager missing. the search for 19-year-old alyssa byrne resumes this morning. tara moriarty is in petaluma where loved ones are hoping to hear she has been found alive and well. we're here at beyond the glory and this restaurant is going to be hosting a fundraiser in the search for missing alyssa byrne. it has been three days since she was last seen. obviously her friends and family extremely concerned.
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her mother kim and her older brother is r waiting for word from her dad who has been in lake tahoe for the past few days looking for his daughter. serge and rescue teams scoured the area by helicopter and snow shoes yesterday and will do the same today. she vanished around midnight from the horizon casino hotel. she will gone there after leaving an outdoor concert fest early because she was cold. one friend who spotted her in the lobby that night says alyssa didn't seem to be herself. she appeared to be intoxicated or on drugs. they have discovered a new signal transmitted in minutes after the new year from her phone. >> we're worried, the nighttime temperatures are very cold. if she's exposed to elements, that could be a major concern. >> reporter: now, again that phone call perhaps a call or a text taking a while to determine where it came from. alyssa's twitter account shows two final tweets that suggests
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she was upset one saying she just trust in the person she trusted the most. that was on the afternoon of new year's eve, and after tonight you'll never be part of my life. you won't be a memory of 2013, a new year you'll never be a part o. you're nothing to me. >> teenage girls with the drama have had arguments, but, you know, at this point knowing my daughter, her attitude is whatever. >> now, we spoke to byrne's mother yesterday morning and says daughter was upset but would never let the strained friendship cause her to do something dramatic. this weekend, again, through monday, there will be four restaurants donating proceeds from their meals to help in the search for alyssa. tonight mavericks, tomorrow back here at live at beyond all the glory and sunday evening at pongo's, and monday at mi
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pueblo. i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a fire that killed a 91-year-old woman. flames erupted yesterday afternoon at the leisure lake mobile home park on stony point road. the mobile home was fully engulfed in flames by the time the firefighters arrived and nearby homes were threatened. the body of the 91-year-old woman was found in a rear bedroom. fire crews are investigating whether or not the home had a working smoke detector. >> time is 6:06. we're finding out more about what led to a deadly shooting at the summer breeze parking lot complex in san jose new year's eve. two maintenance workers confronted 36-year-old christopher soriano because they thought he robbed several cars at the complex. one of the workers admitted to shooting soriano when he tried to get away. a lack of police officers is forcing people to take matters into their own hands say some people.
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three drivers lucky to be alive after parts of a big tree crashed down onto their cars. it happened on columbus parkway at 6:00. tree limbs cracked and fell down hitting three cars as they drove by. in shock, i tried to back the car up and i kind of got out and stood there, and you know, remembered how lucky was i wasn't three feet forward. those cars were badly damaged and the third one managed to keep driving. the head football coach is expected to announce today that he is stepping down after 34 seasons. bob is california's all time winningest high school football coach with 399 victories. just last month he coached spartans to their open division state championship. and led de la salle to a national record, 151 game win winning streak from 1993 to
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2003. and the apology he has issued after being detained atlas vegas airport on new year's day. the bridge will be turned into a light show. 25,000 energy efficient lights will light up the western side of the span. the 8 million-dollar project is being paid for by private donations. when drive you won't be able to see those lights. they'll only be visible from the shoreline. and speaking of the bridge, sal of course checking in on the toll plaza. how does it look so far this morning: it's not really a big delay. you can see more people arriving. yesterday at this time we had more people at the toll plaza. maybe today we're going to have a completely light day here. we'll see. it looks good getting into the san francisco. using the san mateo bridge, westbound 92 looks good. this is a look at 101.
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northbound 101 traffic looks good approaching the 80 split and southbound o 101, we've been looking at that, looking at the road sensors this morning on our maps. a little bit of slowing over the hill coming from half-moon bay to 280. nothing out of the ordinary there. for the most part it looks good. cold out there, not as cold. kind of a damp cold. i think it's in double figures now. the amount of ladies that have tweeted or said personally i have the hardest time getting out from under my warm covers this week. i understand, believe me. we've had a lot of 20s this week. it's still cold but it was colder on wednesday and thursday. it's still in the 30s but it will be mostly sunny today and then now what looks like is happening, systems that came in and split going into southern california, the one on the weekend will sheer apart over us and herein lies cloudy and rainy forecast. maybe a quarter to a half inch
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on the weekend. 32 in santa rosa instead of 29. same for concord, wall neat creek and livermore. san jose 37. and it's cold, but blue canyon 52. truckee is 5 and reno 14. there's a big difference in some of the temps here. 30 in ukiah. and our computer model forecast, it was splitting the systems together yesterday. there will be one part coming in on saturday. i think that's the weaker part. it's delaying it and delaying it and i think that makes more sense. the bulk will come in sunday, around the noon hour to the north and everybody sunday afternoon. these two will split and come back together over the four corners which could be a big system across the u.s. next week. cool to mild, 50s on the temps. 56 to 58 covers it under you're
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out toward antioch, more of an easterly breeze. 57 half-moon bay. san bruno, 58 in palo alto. increasing clouds saturday. increasing clouds sunday. time now 6:# 1 a close call for teenagers, how they ended up clinging to a tree in freezing temperatures. new unemployment numbers out this morning, what those numbers show about the u.s. economy. and plus the san francisco battle between food trucks and restaurants, it is heating up. the new solution one city supervisor has come up with.
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6:14 look another this two arizona teenagers had to be rescued. they were stuck on a tree in a frozen lake, right in the middle of it. they were walking on the lake when the ice started to crack. they climbed up that tree for safety. they were stranded more than four hours. both of them lost their shoe. they used their pat hats coover- - hats to cover up their frozen feet. they were taken to the hospital, treated for mild hypothermia. american troops arrived in turkey today. they will be man patriot missile defense batteries near the syrian border. i want to show you new video. here are some of the troops arriving. turkey asked nato for help.
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the u.s. germany and the netherlands installed patriot missiles in the border area to intercept missiles. 400 american troops will be assigned to the missiles. the government released the job report for december. as kyla campbell reports from the washington dc news room, the numbers are up but the same from the month before. kyla a . >> reporter: there was some growth in december. 155,000 jobs were added. that is up slightly from november when 146,000 jobs were added. the unemployment rate stays at 7.8%. that's the same as november now that the bureau of labor statistics revised those numbers. economists credit small businesses are creating 25,000 new jobs last month. meantime, the labor department says 3 million workers are hopelessly unemployed. they call those who have not looked for jobs in the last four weeks discouraged workers. we will see how this all plays
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out on wall street. opening bell in 15 minutes. in the meantime i'll be digging through the report to see which sectors saw the most growth. more on that when i see you next. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel # news. food truck owners and restaurant owners have been fighting over how much space the food trucks have to given over restaurant businesses. new rules may help ease some of the tension. the restaurant association says some businesses are losing up to 40% of their profits because food trucks are parked right outside. however, new guidelines proposed by supervisor scott weaner would make it so trucks would no longer be able to park near restaurants that serve similar food. the hearing is scheduled later this month. next week officials at al jazeera that just bought san francisco's current tv. they're going to meet with the staff in san francisco. as we told you. arab news channel bought the progressive bay area network
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for a half billion dollars. al jazeera hasn't said whether they will keep the offices current on townsend street but they plan to keep at least a bureau in san francisco. in the meantime, lieutenant governor gavin noisome says he will be leaving his talk show by the end of the month. sergio romo has been issued a summons to appear in a las vegas courtroom after he was detained at the airport. they said he could not provide the proper id at the security check point. he became upset and started getting aggressive. romo was handcuffed, cited for violating airport rules and released. itst not known when exactly he is due in court. the giants released a statement, it says in part, "i would like to sincerely apologize about the recent events at the las vegas airports. i love and respect the giants my teammates and our fans and promise to conduct myself in the future in the san francisco
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giants way ." 49ers ceo is offering new details of the santa clara stadium. york spoke with the journal says the team's object is to make the fan's experience as great as it can possible be. the new stadium is designed open concourses so you can see the game while waiting at concession stand lines. it will also be tech with fans able to leave their wallets at home and use their smart phone to pay for everything. how everybody behaving at the toll plaza. >> we are looking good dave and pam. if you are trying to get into san francisco it should be a very nice drive for you. yesterday we had a bigger back up. right now we don't have a huge delay. some lanes are a little bit slow but that's about all. the morning commute looks good if you are driving on the san mateo bridge. and this morning once you get to the peninsula, it does look
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good. heading to san jose, northbound 101 and 280 off to a good start. let's go to steve. lows have been going up a little bit. no more 20s unless you're headed to sacramento valley. and a little bit higher humidity. a little bit more moisture in the air. it's a damp cold but more in the 30s or even 40s. livermore 33. walnut creek 33. 43sfo. 40 redwood city. 47 half-moon bay. these are warmer than we saw the last couple of mornings when it was widespread 20s. mostly sunny today. this system showing every signs of moving over us over the weekend and then splitting over us instead of offshore which in turn gives us a cloudy forecast and some rain on the weekend. today mostly sunny. kind of a damp cold air in the morning but highs in the 50s to near 60 degrees and a little pattern change, one and done is
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the way it looks because next week looking cool and breezy and dry. mostly sunny. cold to mild. not too bad later on this afternoon. 55, 56, to 59 or 60. a little cooler out towards livermore, oakley brentwood and antioch. turning cloudy on saturday, could be light rain. more likely on sunday. cool pattern next week for us. wal-mart is on the defensive after some rivals accused it of using inaccurate information in ads that i felt targeted prices at best -- ads targeted prices at best buy and toys "r" us. and wal-mart only had a few of the specially advertised items. his or her mel says it -- hormel hopes to use its rack wig in china chew --
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acquisition in china. sippy is the number one brand of peanut butter in china. time now 6:21, speaking of food, how bad is america's obesity problem, why doctors call it a national health crisis. who are they blaming. i love this story, the unusual new resident at san francisco's sutro bass that everyone is coming to see. welcome se my lcret
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welcome back, time 6:24, the new survey that say the want american people are split over how the government should deal with the nations obesity epidemic. americans blame cheap fast food and too much time in front of the tv. a third think the government should be deeply involved in fighting o obesity. another third wants the government to have limited or no role at all. almost 60% are against taxes that target junk food. we often call those soda taxes. the illinois senate has delayed a vote to legalize same sex marriage. a senate committee voted yesterday in favor of a bill that would allow gay marriage and democrats delayed a full floor vote because several key
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sporters were not there. the senate president says a vote is not likely for couple of weeks. the state senate of illinois delayed a vote on a bill a that would ban semiautomatic assault weapons. george lucas there has been engaged. movie maker proposed to melody hopson, his girlfriend of seven years. this will be the second marriage of lucas who is 68 years old, the first for ms. hobson who is 43. she's the presidents of a chicago based investment management company. there's a new attraction at the sutro bathhouse ruins in san francisco. it is a rare river otter that has now been nicknamed sutro sam. it was first spotted in september and since then dozens of people have been showing up just to get a glimpse. >> we were standing over here and then we saw the otter surface and then a heron came over and they were fighting over a piece of fish. >> sutro sam is the first river
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otter to be seen in san francisco in dades. wildlife experts say the fact that the creature is here means we're doing a better job of protecting the water sheds. it does not have a mate which could mean he may move on soon to try to find one. >> that's love for you. time 6:26. how is 280 doing. >> it's a little bit slow in some areas but for the most part it's nice and clear. and the south commute has been nice. this is northbound 280 getting to higthrough here it moves well. this one is a little lighter than usual today. 580 traffic is already a little busy in livermore. let's go to steve. not as cold this morning. still cold, more 30s and patchy fog showing up. there's higher humidity in the air right now. mostly sunny, partly sunny today. highs will be in the 50s to near 60 degrees. a change for the weekend. more in 10 minutes. 6:27. it's becoming an annual problem
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in san francisco, burning christmas trees, what some law enforcement officials will be doing to try to stop it. and developing news in san francisco, take a look behind me. you can see pg&e crews trying to stabilize this power pole that is hanging after a crash. we'll tell you what we've learned about what led to the crash coming up. and the opening bell is just about to ring on wall street, pam ha -- has the early stock numbers. share everything. share brotherly love. share one up's.
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>> they are celebrating their fit week and they're also launching some jamba kids males so they're there saying hello, emeryville bay area based jamba juice. >> i'm going to tell james you were talking about him. >> we'll smile and say good morning to you. thank you for joining us on ktvu morning news. it is friday january 3/4. i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. time now 6:30. the power is still out. dozens of people in san francisco affected after a driver crashed into a power pole. ktvu's claudine wong has been on the story since 4:30. she's live on townsend street. i know pg&e is working to get the power back. >> reporter: yes, they are. i just talked to pg&e and we can update you with a lot of new details. i want to show you what's happening bind me. crews are hard at work.
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we have a crew up high trying to stabilize the lines and they're trying to get the pole out of the way. it was attached to those wires. it is now being held up by this big truck and it's hanging up over the street. the problem has been they wanted to get this power pole out of the way. it feeds one of the buildings out here and once it gets this out of the way, they say they can turn on the power to much of the people that are affect bid the power outage and that will do a lot to make the situation better. they still have hours of work to do out here. that is the latest from pg&e. and how we ended up in this spot to begin with. this started about 1:50 this morning. i got off the phone with san francisco police. they tell me this started as a chp chase that ended essentially when chp lost sight of the car: that car ended up down here on 5 5th and townsend crashing into the power pole and then into a fence and into
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a truck that was parked in the caltrain employee parking lot. at that point it became an accident investigation or an accident report for san francisco police. the driver of the car took off and is still at large at this time. so that part of the investigation is continuing and in the meantime there are a lot of people left in the dark. >> i was doing work remotely, and everything was off and i had to make sure the servers were down. and the security guard told me what happened. this isn't going to be back on anytime soon so i went back to the office, shut down the servers and now i'm just going to stand here and wait until this is back. >> reporter: and he is still waiting. again, a live look at pg&e and crews up high as they try to get the power pole out of the way. i want to give you a better look at where this is, this is the caltrain employee parking lot. the caltrain station has been operating. they are not affected in terms
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of power. take a look across the street at this building here. that is the first building that will get power on. the power to that building actually not affected by that power pole. they had to turn it off because the work going on in this area still needed to have that off. so again, we're looking at four more hours for everyone back on. they are making progress. live here in san francisco, claudine wong ktvu channel 2 news. time now 6:33. firefighters in san jose want to know if an overnight fire at a cannabis club was deliberately set. they found a broken window and the smell of gas when they showed up. janine de la vega who's been out there since 4:30 will have a live update on the investigation: san francisco firefighters respond to several christmas tree fires overnight. we saw the after math of one of them there at 21st and folsom. the fire department tells us they responded to ten different calls of christmas trees on fire in the street. out on ocean beach, federal
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police and park rangers are steming up their patrols because of the annual illegal tradition of burning christmas trees on the beach. in san francisco, you can legally dispose of your tree, just by putting it outside on your usual trash collection day. crews are looking into the cause of a water main break in berkeley. the 6-inch water main broke on dwight way at 6:00 last night. workers had to shut down the main, cutting off water to 16 homes overnight. an underground pipe flooded part of the road but no damage to the nearby homes. nevada investigators are looking far missing petaluma teenager. 19-year-old alyssa byrne was last seen on new year's eve and ktvu's tar -- tara moriarty is in petaluma. >> we have learned that in nevada the douglas county sheriff's department is going to be holding a press conference at 10:00 this morning. we'll of course let you know what they have to say.
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meanwhile this is the restaurant here behind me called beyond the glory. it's one of four local restaurants going to hold fundraisers. this is an agonizing time for her family. we met with her mom yesterday knowledge. she was hopeful and -- morning. and she was hopeful and terry eyed and simply waiting by the phone. her husband is in lake tahoe right now and he's obviously looking for alyssa. he's been there for the past few days and search and rescue teams did scour the area by helicopter and snow shoe and plan to do the same today. she vanished around my night from the horizon casino hotel. she has gone there have after leaving an outdoor concert early. she told a friend she was cold. one friend spotted her in the lobby said she didn't appear to be herself.
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she appeared intoxicated but wasn't really in distress. >> at the hotel lobby you can see in the surveillance that she sat there for a minute, looked up and walked out. >> my level of hope is that she's out there and alyssa if you are just come home. we love you. we miss you. >> reporter: now fair to say have discovered a new signal -- now investigators have discovered a new signal transmitting from her phone minutes after the new year. >> we're analyzing and that data and don't yet know if it's a phone call or a text. it takes a little bit to determine that. and we still don't know the exact location of its use. >> reporter: alyssa's twitter account shows two final tweets that suggests that she was upset one saying she just lost trust in the person she trusted the most and the second one said after tonight you will never be a part of my life. you won't even be a memory of 2013, a new year you'll never be apart.
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nothing to me. it cannot be determined that byrne's herself posted those tweets. this weekend through monday there will be four restaurants in the petaluma area that are throwing benefits ask one of them tonight, mavericks in santa rosa and tomorrow here at beyond the glory and then sunday evening at pongo's, and monday night at mi pueblo. i'm tara moriarty. time is 6:37. today three of the four suspects accused in the deadly home invasion robbery are due to go before a judge. deangelo austin, lucas anderson and javier garcia face murder charges stemming from the robbery and killing of raveesh kumra in late november. documents reveal raveesh kumra was involved in shady business deals. problems with drugs and alcohol and spent time with prostitutes. police say the investigation continues and more arrests are likely. we also know more about what led up to a deadly new year's eve shooting in the summer breeze parking lot complex in
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san jose. a police report says two maintenance workers confronted christopher soriano because they thought he robbed several cars at the complex. one of the workers shot soriano when he tried to get away. there are new details regarding the huge fire at the chevron refinery in richmond. the explosion last august sent a cloud of gas and smoke over the city. 15,000 people went to the emergency rooms complaining of nausea ask breathing problems. federal investigators tell the chronicle that photos of a leaky fuel line suggest chevron's own firefighters may have punctured a corroding pipe while getting to the leak and they theorize the puncture may have fueled the fire. time now 6:39, sal is back what's happening in the east bay. >> we're starting there looking at 80 westbound to see if it's getting more crowded and it does look like it's getting more use now.
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and we had an earlier delay on b.a.r.t. at the elle soredo station. it's been cleared up you heard about it. at the toll plaza no big delay. today is the first day we haven't had a delay at this hour. it may stay clear for the friday morning commute. enjoy it while you can. and the morning drive in san jose, looking at the road sensors, off to a nice drive. heading to your job in the valley, right now is a good time to do so. let's go to steve. thank you. if you're heading to your job in the valley, there could be some patchy fog, concord, livermore, we have a few clouds over us. the morning lows are up a little bit. still in the 30s. still cold. patchy fog, high clouds. mostly sunny today. looks like a change for the weekend as the system is not going to split offshore but right over us which will giver rain. today we start off with more 30s than 20s. we're up by 3, 5, 6 degrees for some. this whole week we've been in
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the 20s. that's not the case today. they've been all week long in the 20s. 7 in tahoe. did see 5 in truckee. if you're heading to the mountains after the fog, you can expect cold temperatures. the afternoons aren't bad. mostly sunny today and the system begins to move in tomorrow. today we're all right. temperatures 50s, to near 60 degrees. we're starting off warmer as well. by saturday afternoon we'll start to move the system. i think this is a little quick. late saturday into early sunday we'll seep some cloud cover move in and rain. i'd say a quarter to half inch of rain. confidence level is low in the system. mostly sunny today. patchy fog. cold. cool to mild. temperatures again out towards i think the delta are struggling to warm up a little bit. 55 to 58 or 59. brentwood 53. those are soft 60s as we said.
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57 hatch moon bay. menlo park 58. increasing clouds saturday. next week looking dry but cool and breezy. thank you steve. can one word make a difference. the controversial ad campaign that is on muni buses and what the creators hope to accomplish by using that one word. and we're live in concord where a legendary high school football coach may have coached his last game. we'll tell you who it is and talk about his raise make career coming up. and -- amazing career come u. we'll tell you more about the morning commute straight ahead.
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good morning, patchy fog, 30s on the lows. we'll end up with mostly sunny skies, highs in the 50s today, increasing clouds on saturday. welcome back, good morning to you. here's a quick look at some of the top stories we're following for you right now at 6:44. about a hundred pg&e customers have no electricity after a driver fleaing the chp crashed into the power pole hours ago. the power will not be back on for several more hours. the crash happened in the caltrain employee parking lot. the caltrain says their service is not affected. the fbi is joining the search for a missing petaluma woman last seen new year's eve in the lake tahoe area.
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they're looking for 19-year-old alyssa byrne. a 10:00 a.m. news conference this morning is now scheduled by investigators in nevada. our other top story this morning, a fire at at cannabis club in san jose. janine de la vega was first on the scene and you have more details on why this is being called suspicious, janine de la vega >> we're having a little bit of problem with janine de la vega out there, but she will have an update in just a little bit. meantime, today, de la salle's high school legendary head football coach is expected to make a big announcement. brian flores is in concord this morning where the coach is expected to step down. brian. >> reporter: good morning, yeah, there are great high school football teams, there are great high school football programs and there are
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legendary programs and for coach bob ladouceur, he has created one of those legendary programs and after 34 years of coaching he may step down today. that's what's being reported. whether that means retirement it's unclear at this point but it's being widely reported that it will happen today. the school issued a press release saying there will be a press conference this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. they did not specifically mention retirement but stating that it would provide some type of information about the future direction of the football program which has made many people to believe that he is either retiring or stepping down in some capacity here at the school. the amazing 399 wins and 25 losses in 34 seasons. that's the most wins in california history and his winning percentage is a national record for coaches with 200 or more wins and his team has won 154 games in a row and 28ncs titles and this season his team went
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undefeated. currently on a 26 game winning streak. 20 previous undefeated seasons. coached good players as well. monte tumor, maurice, and jd williams. he has mentioned before he is contemplating retirement. still unclear at this point. we'll find out at 3:00 p.m. coming up we'll talk to students and staff to hear their naughts about the legendary coach. i'm brian flores ktvu channel 2 news. let's go back to san jose, the fire at a cannabis club, janine de la vega first there and this fire is being called suspicious. >> reporter: fire investigators are here on the scene. they're actually inside this medical marijuana dispensary looking around for evidence. now, a window was broken in the building. they also smelled gasoline and this happened at 4:20 the in the morning, so all those things when you add them up, it raised a red flag. when firefighters arrived to
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the health care cannabis club they spotted the flames through the window and broke through the front door to get inside. the fire was in a room in the corner where the sprinklers went off to help keep the fire small. firefighters noticed the broken window and the smell of gasoline and started having suspicious. >> gasoline is an accelerant and our concerns are why is there an odor of gasoline in a commercial building be. we'll have to figure out why there was that odor associated with this fire. >> reporter: a manager of the dispensary says they were alerted by the security company that monitors the club. they reported the motion sensors had been set off and smoke was seen in the security cameras. he told me this is very upsetting that this has happened and he wants to know how this fire was started. some of the questions he has is was it accidental or was the club targeted. and again, that's what fire investigators are going to try to figure out. they said they will be here for
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several hours trying to figure out what caused this. reporting live in san jose, janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. our time is now 6:49 a controversial new ad campaign is now on the streets of san francisco. now, these ads are now on the sides of muni buses. they focus on the word jihad. the muslim community says the words has negative connotations including violence against others. however muslim leaders say jihad is an arabic word that means an up hill struggle to get to a better place which surprised a lot of the people we talked with about it but it's still a controversy this morning. >> interest. yeah. 6:50 is the time right now. let's check in with sal. >> looks good pam and dave. we've had a pretty nice day on this friday. let's go outside and take a look the what we have coming up to the bay bridge. no major problems from the east freeway, and a very light delay at the bay bridge toll plaza. also san mateo bridge looks
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pretty good. a little more fog than we had the last few days. not a trouble for drivers for the most part. it's just out there. and driving in san jose, the traffic looks good. slowing on 17 but the freeways in the valley look good. happy friday morning, i painted you a pretty picture here. we have a little bit warmer lows. i know it's still cold out there and for some of you, it's just so cold out there. but it's in the 30s instead of the 20s. so things are improving a little bit. a little more moisture in the air a couple report offense fog which we have not had this week except a dry cold. now it's a damp cold. sun and clouds today, tomorrow rain returns. there won't be anything coming in behind this. next week looks quiet but cool and breeze yes there's signs of cold air going to the east of us but not here. a few high clouds coming in it will be mostly sunny. a stronger system is offshore. 30s instead of 20s. i know it's still cold.
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33 is cold. yesterday a lot were 28 or 29. that's not the case today. in fact there's patchy fog as we talked about. a little bit more moisture. high pressure will hold for one day and kind of lose it's grip and that will allow increasing clouds. rain late saturday, early sunday. confidence level very low on this. it's going against everything that's happened in the last 10 days. 50s on the temps or near 60 for some. santa cruz 62. gilroy 62. increasing clouds late saturday into sunday. if i take a guess on rainfall, maybe about a 1/4 of an inch to at best a 1/2 inch. and cold again early next week. lots of sunshine. 6:52 is the time, great story, a young girl's gesture of generosity inspires many other good deeds. >> this little girl gave all she had, 6.12. >> a 6-year-old girl from the east bay does her part to help the homeless and do how david akers is fighting to keep his job ask also dealing with other
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problems off the field. wé
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. live look at the big board. dow jones up just about 13 points. nasdaq and s&p 500 gaining a little bit of ground. down for the nasdaq. reaction to this morning's jobs
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report which was lukewarm. time 6:55. a mailbox was stolen from the main post office. the blue collection box on shoreline drive was stolen over the new year's eve weekend. the postal service is advising anyone who may have used that mailbox, double check your bank ask credit card statements. a $10,000 reward is also being offered to catch the thieves. san francisco 49ers kicker david akers is fighting to keep his job and now he says he's getting death threats. he says the threats came on twitter so he closed down his twitter account. the 6 time pro bowl kicker has been struggling lately. he also revealed that last february he surgery for a double hernia and he's been dealing with complications since he fell in practice. the 49ers just signed veteran kicker billy cundiff and he and acres are competing for a spot on the playoff roster. a 6-year-old girl's
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generosity sparked a chain reaction of kindness. she says the day before thanksgiving, a young girl named emma brought her piggy bank and donated it ho help the homeless. >> she said tomorrow is thanksgiving and i have a bed to sleep in with covers and i know the homeless don't have it and i'm going to have turkey and i want them to to have it. her piggy bank contained 6.12. a story was published in the church news letter and a local paper and that led to other people calling in with offers to help and about $1800 was actually raised. that helped provide motel rooms for 20 people on christmas eve. we can smile at that. time now 6:57. let's check in with sal. you're smiling about the friday morning commute, aren't you. >> i don't think you should get used to it, dave and pam. i think that next monday we're going to have a lot of people coming back. this friday it looks good. let's go to the toll plaza. you can see there's not a
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bigotry at all and traffic moves well into the there's -- enjoy it while you can. let's go to steve. thank you on this friday, it's cold out there. but not as cold as it has been the past couple of mornings. still 30s and damp cold. it will be mostly sunny. highs 50s, 60s. changes for the weekend. we'll have more on mornings on 2. a chase led to a crash ask power outage, a story we've been following since 4:30 this morning. the repair work underway in san francisco. and the search resumed for a missing north bay teenager, we haven't seen her since new year's eve. the mystery about her twitter account. stay right here with us.